Malta

The missus and I decided to go to Malta for a quick break, as it was her birthday and we wanted to go somewhere warmer than the U.K. just to break that wintry and above all wet U.K. spell.We got ourselves based in Mellieha which is the north of the island, where it was relatively quiet. Malta itself is not very big and this messes with your head a tad as when you drive around and look at the map you expect places to be a bit further apart, but every 2 or 3 miles you are in the next town or village.

We hired a car a few days and also took the bus to some major places like Valletta and the Three Cities, the bus system is really excellent, for about £ 1.20 you can travel around for the entire day. They are punctual and tidy, to some people who read this this may be the norm, but not in London ;) The quality of the roads overall is terrible, it makes Kingsland Rd look like the green on a pool table.

There is quite a lot to see in Malta, but you will have to arrive early as a lot of sights are closed for the afternoon, which is a bit frustrating for us northerners, as these southerners have a different way of life, the siesta continues even in winter!

Our personal fave was Gozo, the smaller island next to Malta, its look is just tidier and also its coolness factor, you just want Malta to be like that.

On our last eve we saw the moon rise, from the horizon, something I have not seen before, magical.

Special thanks to Dan Perry for providing great info as to where to go and what to do while being there!

Some pictures of our travels.

All photographs copyright Bartolomy, all rights reserved.

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